Researchers recently discovered a hormone that may extend your life. Thus far this hormone has only extended the life of several mice, however it may help scientists develop new drugs that can expand our lives as well. Wouldnt it be great if scientists discovered the real life fountain of youth? The idea may not be as far fetched as we once believed. The Fountain Of YouthThe hormone recently identified by researchers is a natural substance produced by all mammals. That means human beings produce this hormone. In theory this hormone or some derivative thereof may reduce or suppress the aging process in humans in the years to come. Of course, research is still in its preliminary phase. Researchers have a long road ahead of them before they can claim they have discovered a valid anti-aging hormone that can suppress aging in humans. Scientists future goals include investigating whether a manufactured substance or the hormone itself may help extend humans lives. If nothing else, this incredible discovery may help researchers better understand what happens to our bodies as we age. The Klotho ProteinIn this study, a mouse with a high level of Klotho protein showed much fewer signs of aging than mice deficient in the same hormone. The National Institute Of Aging has expressed their delight and excitement regarding this discovery. It may help promote creation of molecules or natural hormones that can help promote healthier aging. What does that mean? While researchers arent yet sure if the Klotho protein will actually extend our lives, it may help reduce the severity of age related illnesses. Researchers now hope that the discovery of this molecule may help scientists better understand the aging from the molecular level. This may help researchers uncover new treatment therapies for people suffering from age related illnesses. In this particular research, scientists discovered that animals with overly active Klotho genes tended to live up to 30 percent longer than those with a normal level or deficiency of the gene. This suggests that the gene may suppress aging. Thus far testing is limited to animals and experiments involving living cells. Researchers have concentrated their efforts on understanding how this gene may help regulate all living organisms life spans. Studies promisingly suggest that this gene may suppress aging. The next step in research may involve injecting the gene directly into mice to see whether they live longer. Researchers must also begin measuring how much of this hormone is present and humans, and whether the amount of hormone present is relevant to a persons longevity. There is ample evidence connecting age-related diseases to deficiencies of certain genes or variations thereof. Therefore one may reasonably conclude that some link does exist between this gene and our aging process. Illnesses and diseases that this discovery may impact include osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinsons and heart disease, all age related illnesses. It is possible researchers will find that a manufactured protein may work better than the gene itself for suppressing aging in humans. Of course, playing with the human body isnt without risk or complications. Excess levels of this hormone may reduce the efficiency of insulin production in humans. Other side effects have yet to be uncovered by researchers. The good news? We are definitely making progress toward slowing or even suppressing aging. Who knows, maybe in a few years well truly unlock the secrets of a natural "fountain of youth" .
Disabled individuals are often the most disadvantaged group in the society. Although there are laws that requires establishments to apply the necessary adjustment to accommodate these disabled individuals there are still some who neglect to provide the appropriate modification. Nevertheless, throughout the years disabled people have come to adjust to their surroundings and have been given better opportunity.Most disabled individuals especially those who have paralyzed legs or spinal cord uses wheelchair. A wheelchair has many different parts and functions. For one, the armrest is used as a resting place of the arm and used for support and stability. Oftentimes the armrest is one of the taken for granted parts of a wheelchair. But one cannot deny the fact that the armrest functions more than a support for the arm. It helps restrain a person in the wheelchair, it helps stabilize a person in sudden stops and help in stabilizing a person when picking up something from the floor. When the weight of your arm is resting on the armrest, chances are you might be able to straighten your spine and sit more comfortably. Its true that armrests can interfere with your wheeling especially to those persons who have shorter arms. It can hinder you from reaching something on the floor or on the table. Nevertheless, armrests are usually removable so you do not need to use them all the time. In fact many users of wheelchair buy armrests and use them only when necessary. Additionally, armrest can protect you if you have limited upper body balance. It could also help you shift your weight in the chair to prevent sores. And as falls could also happen even if you have someone pushing you, having an armrest could mean the difference between staying in the wheelchair and getting slammed at the pavement. The wheelchair industry has produced different types of armrests. Remember that your choice of armrest should be based in your activities, environment, special needs, level of function and preference. Hence, the decision to use armrest is up to you and what makes you comfortable and not on the perception of how tough you are or anyone elses attitude.
Tip 1: Rise above the cravingsImagine the cigarettes as crutches. Youve always had these crutches to lean on and soon, it becomes impossible to walk without them. The important thing to learn is that as soon as you walk on your feet again, theyll quickly regain strength. It may be a little known fact, but about half of what a smoker inhales from his cigarette is pure air. The next time youre hit with a craving, take some deep breaths and relax. You will soon be able to rise above the craving, feel refreshed, and move on.Tip 2: All the reasons to quitWhy do you want to quit? Do you have children? Do you want to live to see your grandchildren? Are you sick of the smell? Whatever your reasons are, write them down. Keep a daily journal of how you feel and in the very first entry list in bold letters every reason you have for quitting. List things like health reasons, expense, inconvenience, bad breath, or other reasons and make the list as long as possible. Also be sure to list how you WILL feel when youve kicked the habit. Tip 3: The good, the bad and the uglyAfter you complete your lists of reasons you want to quit and how youll feel after youve quit, make a list of the consequences of not quitting. Have other smokers in your family gotten cancer? Have they died? Do they have to speak through a hole in their neck? Will you be unable to pay off debt because youre always buying cigarettes? Whatever you consequences, be sure to list all of them. As above, be sure to list the consequences (good consequences, of course) of quitting. Keep them to look forward to.Tip 4: Break time!Most smokers agree: a cigarette is a break. When quitting, give yourself breaks, but do something. Go for walk, eat a piece of fruit or drink some juice. This is critical because the body will be going through changes expelling all the accumulated poisons. The fruit will aid this process in many ways. Good luck!
However, such use of anabolic steroids is steroid abuse, which may serious side effects and dangerous consequences. The athletes using steroids are likely to experience steroid side effects, which may include wooziness, early loss of hair, sleeping troubles, nausea, depression, mood changes, joint pain, hallucinations, paranoia, urination problems, yellow fever, stroke, increased risk of heart disease, trembling, high levels of blood pressure, and increased chance of injuring muscles and tendons. The "athletes using steroids" may also experience to several serious consequences that may include aggressiveness, depression, anxiety and uncontrolled bouts of anger.The athletes using steroids may also experience serious side effects affecting their reproductive systems. These side effects may include testicular shrinkage, powerlessness, hair loss, sterility, development of breasts or nipples, urinary problems, increased size of prostate gland and reduced sperm count in males, and development of male features, increased facial hair growth, breast shrinkage and increased size of the clitoris in females. The athletes using steroids are always at risk of getting tested positive for using anabolic steroids, which are legally prohibited for sports use. These athletes can get life ban or some other penalties slapped on them. There are a number of instances when athletes using steroids, getting tested positive for doping, are made to quit sports for life. The Canadian sprinter, Ben Johnson has to lose his gold when he failed doping test. Johnson's urine samples were found containing Stanozolol. He was banned for two year, in 1993 again, he was found guilty of doping at a race in Montreal and was subsequently banned from the sport for life. The American Olympic and world 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin failed a drug test on 29 July, 2006, and consequently an eight year ban from track and field was slapped on him. We need to show good faith for the young kids, the next generation coming up. Today, I tell the kids don't use drugs, because it's bad for you, says Ben Johnson to the next generation of athletes.
Many couples, after all the years of trying to make it work, eventually find themselves at the end of the line. The marriage counseling and other therapies failed to make the marriage work. At some point, one or both persons in the marriage decide to cut all strings that connected them as husband and wife.While separation or divorce may be the only way to secure freedom from an unhappy marriage, the effects of dissolving a partnership that was supposed to last for eternity go beyond the bickering parties. Surely, when a marriage fails, the hurts and pains also hit even those who are not supposed to be involved --- the children.Your children may do away with less toys to play with. They can also learn to live in a simple house and eat simple food. Even if they enviously talk about their peers' palatial homes in the suburbs , they would rather live in a hole --- as long as you are there. Sadly, the children often become part of collateral damage when a war breaks out between husband and wife. In the heat of marital fights, it is often forgotten that children are can also get hurt.No child can easily get over the fact that the very epitome of unity as symbolized by their father and mother can actually crumble before their very eyes. The same persons who preached about forgiveness and second chances are the same people who they to be constantly picking on each other's blunders and flaws. Needless to say, not all children can handle the stress and anxiety brought about by constant parental quarrel. The inner lives of children also crumble when they see that their parents are already headed to Splits Ville.According to studies on psychological problems among children, "stress and anxiety" brought about by traumatic domestic problems can greatly affect the normal flow of activities and behavioral patterns of young children. The more the children are exposed to these horrendous scenarios, the greater the possibility for stress and anxiety to occur. Child psychologists strongly warn parents from showing any form of violence in front of their children. Domestic violence always causes a negative impact on children, making them suffer from intense episodes of fear and anxiety. If left unattended, the repercussions of these traumatic experiences will eventually manifest as aggressive behavior and non-compliance to family authority. Studies also pointed out that, like in the case of school bullies, children are not that capable of handling "fear and anxiety" brought by constant family bickering so they vent out their frustrations by intimidating other children. This is their way of coping with internal stress, understanding that they can't easily dish out their own true feelings to their parents. In addition, experts say that children don't normally manifest these aggressive behavior in the early stages of their life. However, if not therapy is undertaken, these potentially harmful tendencies that appear during childhood may be carried out to their adulthood. Repressed emotions may eventually spill out as aggressive behavior if these are not addressed properly by trained counselors. Fear and anxiety brought about by constant father-mother bickering can also have adverse effects on the physical growth of children. Indeed, children must live in a loving environment. No matter the situation or how big the problem is, they must be protected from any type violence. It's their right. It is the parent's responsibility. It is normal for a family to experience squabbles and occasional emotional crisis. It is good to remember that children can do away with broken toys but having a broken family may just be too hard for them.